Illinois

1753 ABA Journal Illinois articles.

3 Not-So-Little Pigs’ Upscale Home Saved

Three not-so-little pigs living in the upscale Chicago suburb of Lake Forest didn’t, of course, have to worry about a wolf huffing and puffing and blowing their rickety house down.…

‘Pepgate’ Pits Prosecutor Against Police

Only five months into his new job, the top prosecutor in rural Knox County, Illinois, several hundred miles southwest of Chicago, is already at odds with local authorities.

Accused in…

More Judges Suing for Libel

A newspaper appealing a libel verdict can’t get a hearing before the Illinois Supreme Court.

That’s because one of the high court justices was the plaintiff, and four other justices…

Siren Suit Ruling Sounds Research Alarm

A lawsuit against a maker of fire-truck sirens provides a look at a common practice: academics who conduct research while acting as paid litigation consultants.

The practice can produce conflicts…

Home Search: Did Family See TV Show?

Authorities conducting a multiple murder investigation searched a suburban Chicago home yesterday to see if the family watched a recent episode of the television show “Law and Order.”

Sources told…

Authorities: Happy Father’s Day ... Not

Inspired by Father’s Day, Chicago-area authorities decided to try to make a dent in the state’s $3 billion child support backlog.

Cook County sheriff’s police arrested 130 deadbeat dads last…

‘Defending the Damned’ Isn’t Pretty

A new book on the work being done by public defenders in and around Chicago doesn’t sugarcoat the aggressively adversarial nature of their practice.

But “Defending the Damned” does provide…

Judge Ups Wife’s Divorce Ante to $184 M

In a highly unusual decision to award a divorcing wife half of her family’s massive marital assets, an Illinois state judge yesterday upheld his earlier ruling to split Michael and…

Busting a Move

Woman Sues After Boss’s Hubby’s Heave-Ho Causes Her to Hit Hard in Dance Floor Debacle

DUI Prosecutor’s Drunk Driving Death a Hard Lesson for Profession

The recent drunk driving death of a renowned Chicago area prosecutor is a hard lesson for the legal profession – and a number of those who could learn from it…

$176 M to Wife in Divorce Case a Record?

Marriage is traditionally considered an equal partnership – until it’s time to divide the couple’s assets in a divorce. At that point, husbands who have made it big in business…

Illinois: Young Sex Offenders Not on List

Effectively admitting that it made a mistake two years ago, the Illinois legislature passed a law yesterday saying that juveniles convicted of sex offenses no longer have to register publicly…

$6.6 M in Chicago Priest Abuse Cases; Settlements Total $50 M+

A $6.65 million settlement has been announced in a Chicago archdiocese priest sex abuse case, reportedly bringing the total of all such settlements paid by the Chicago archdiocese to more…

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Judge Switches Hats to Accommodate Con Who Wants to Get Hitched Before Doing His Hitch

Classroom Counselor

Founder of high school legal clinic empowers students facing tough issues

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